Skip to Content
6-08-2011 @ 12:46AM
Blizz:When people asked you to nerf frost, they meant MAGES. You know, the ones that can single-handedly keep an entire team locked down perpetually?I admit we have way too much burst and needed some adjustment, but our sustained damage over the course of a single-target PvE fight is middle of the road, especially considering that we're melee and a lot of fights are not melee-friendly. So nerfing death knights this broadly, just to diminish our PvP burst seems like overkill. I'm mostly worried that the current changes will change us from huge burst, low sustained to low burst, lower sustained, which means our DPS overall will be... hopefully somewhat higher than frost mages and beast master hunters. It might be a good idea to revert the frost death rune buff from last patch, instead of keeping that and nerfing almost all our attacks and damage increasing talents. (And we are still one of the two classes with no PvE crowd control whatsoever; druids are also so limited they may as well not have CC. )
6-08-2011 @ 3:23AM
Beast Master hunters are actually incredibly strong right now.
6-08-2011 @ 3:41AM
"druids are also so limited they may as well not have CC."Cyclone, entangling roots, hibernate. Surely it must be useful for something.
6-08-2011 @ 4:46AM
I doubt this change was made for the sake of PvP... in PvP a 2% damage reduction on melee attacks is pretty much inconsequential. I'm guessing this is more for the sake of PvE. Perhaps they felt frost's PvE damage was too good or is going to become too good with scaling in Firelands. That would be my guess.
6-08-2011 @ 9:28AM
For what it's worth, frost death knights are probably the most OP spec in PvP right now, much moreso than frost mages.
6-08-2011 @ 2:45PM
"FWIW" you're wrong about them being OP or even the "most" OP class or spec. They're good against casters like priests, mages, and warlocks (by design) and against rogues and cats. Pallies, Warriors, Shamans other DKs and hunters (if they can kite) all do well against them. So if you're running a RMP or a spell cleave you don't want to see a frost or unholy DK, but if you're running a cleave team you don't care as much. No news there.
First time? A confirmation email will be sent to you after submitting.
Members enter your username and password.
Enter your AOL or AIM screenname and password.
Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.
When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password.
To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make it a live link for you. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted — no need to use <p> or <br /> tags.